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hi there I am picking my EPQ question and wondered if any one had any question ideas on gender as social construct
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Gender is a social construct. You can’t expect to do well by treating this as something groundbreaking. Has to be bolder than that.
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Gender is a social construct. You can’t expect to do well by treating this as something groundbreaking. Has to be bolder than that.
ok do u have any ideas to help me make my idea bolder
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You could do a question on whether gender-stereotyped behaviour is due to biology/nature (eg: boys are more aggressive due to testosterone) or whether behaviour is socially constructed/nurture (eg: parents may be more likely to encourage girls to play with dolls as children so are more likely to be nurturing?)?
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You could do a question on whether gender-stereotyped behaviour is due to biology/nature (eg: boys are more aggressive due to testosterone) or whether behaviour is socially constructed/nurture (eg: parents may be more likely to encourage girls to play with dolls as children so are more likely to be nurturing?)?
That is a question that has been answered. EPQs need to be original.
The problem with supporting you with a question OP is that I don’t know what your core background is. Are you coming from a social sciences or a humanities background?
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That is a question that has been answered. EPQs need to be original.
The problem with supporting you with a question OP is that I don’t know what your core background is. Are you coming from a social sciences or a humanities background?
It hasn't already been answered. For example, based on psychology, the biological approach argues that gender related behaviour is due to different hormones (testosterone in males) and genes (MAOA-L is more common in males and causes aggression by reducing serotonin) whereas the social learning theory would argue that gender related behaviour is a result of factors in the environment, such as culture (in some cultures women are more dominant and aggressive), media (such as using pink in adverts for girls) and the role of parents and peers. I agree that gender alone as a social construct is already answered but in terms of the behaviour associated with different genders there are different arguments, which can also both be used to explain why some people are transgender (brain schema theory vs parents reinforcing opposite gender behaviour)
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It hasn't already been answered. For example, based on psychology, the biological approach argues that gender related behaviour is due to different hormones (testosterone in males) and genes (MAOA-L is more common in males and causes aggression by reducing serotonin) whereas the social learning theory would argue that gender related behaviour is a result of factors in the environment, such as culture (in some cultures women are more dominant and aggressive), media (such as using pink in adverts for girls) and the role of parents and peers. I agree that gender alone as a social construct is already answered but in terms of the behaviour associated with different genders there are different arguments, which can also both be used to explain why some people are transgender (brain schema theory vs parents reinforcing opposite gender behaviour)
You’ve clearly never stepped into a university library. Trust me, there is nothing that an EPQ can add to this by asking this simple question. And brain schema theory has been debunked.
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